WASHINGTON: ARAB NEWS
Published — Saturday 13 July 2013
Last update 13 July 2013 5:40 am
The US has urged the Egyptian military and interim leaders to free deposed President Muhammad Mursi for the first time since he was detained over a week ago.
US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the US agreed with Germany’s earlier appeal for Mursi to be released and was “publicly” making the same request.
Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood and opponents of the removed president have called separate rallies across Cairo amid fears of further bloodshed.